Blues in the neighborhoods south and west

Summer of 2021, during the reopening after COVID lockdowns, Larry Taylor and the Soul Blues Healers took the blues to the southwest Chicago neighborhood of Beverly, to sing June 12` at Nicky's thanks to the Beverly Arts Alliance and Chicago


Larry Taylor 2019 interview on CAN-TV

See Larry Taylor's 50 minute CAN-TV interview, shown repeatedly to the Chicago audience in 2019, in which he talks about his West Side blues legacy . The program shows parts of his life performances inside and outside his home community.


Larry Taylor talking up West Side blues history

Larry Taylor is increasingly called on to spotlight the illustrious, but little reported history of West Side blues.  In 2019 he has appeared in an hour-long live CAN-TV studio interview featuring clips of his performance. See it here on YouTube

Blues to heal the hood: West Side 2018

Larry Taylor, sponsored by the neighborhood nonprofit group BUILD, is doing five Light the Night shows on weekends in June-July 2018 in a small West Side playground, Hubbard Park.  These free, all ages shows are aimed at bringing generations together…

Larry Taylor in Spain 2018

Larry Taylor took Spain by storm in March 2018--from the capital of Madrid to fun places like Alicante, Valencia, Tarragona and appeared on radio 3 in Madrid. Thanks to guitarist/promoter JayBee Rodriguez and all the great musicians and fans in…

"New Sounds" hits the West Side main drag

The all original EP/CD "New Chicago Sounds of Larry Taylor" has hit the retail market on the West Side's main drag.  Marie and Charlie Joe Henderson, proprietors, are selling the record at the city's best "dusties" shop, Out of the…

West Side Blues at Columbus Park

Larry Taylor brings the blues among neighbors in a concert Aug. 25, 2017 in a tribute to West Side blues in the beautiful  Columbus Park Refectory . Everyone smiles and shakes their shoulders to the ZZ Hill favorite "Shade